By now i.e. just two days before Chinese New Year, it is likely that you would have had all the meals for your gatherings planned out, as well as stocked up on all the goodies that you need for all 15 days of festive celebrations. But what if your plans go awry?
Thanks to the rise of food delivery services here in Singapore, there are still ways to get food with just a few clicks on your smartphone thanks to some pretty useful apps.. And who knows, you may be lucky enough to get a free hotpot or RISIS gold in the process.
If you find yourself in need of some nourishment fast, here’s where you can get them over the Lunar New Year period.
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Find yourself with nothing to eat on the first day of the new year? foodpanda is here to save the day and save you some money too. From now until Sunday (29 January), you can get 20% off all Chinese cuisine with the promo code CELEBRATECNY, with a minimum spend of S$25. And we checked, all the restaurants you can find here, will be taking orders and delivering, even on the first day of Chinese New Year.
As it’s the year of the rooster, every 18th customer will receive an extra eight pieces of chicken when they order from either Jinja Chicken, Nene Chicken, Wingstop, Texas chicken or Chicken Up on 28 and 29 January.
Visit facebook.com/FoodpandaSingapore for more information.
As far as we know, Deliveroo will deliver on the first day of Chinese New Year, but only from BurgerUp. Alhough it’s just one option, it’s far better than not having any to choose from. That said, if you make an order between 28 January and 4 February from one of the ‘CNY specials’ restaurants, you could be one of three lucky customers a day to win a gold RISIS gift. Orders can be made up to a day in advance, great for those who need the food to come at a fixed time.
Visit facebook.com/DeliverooSG for more information.
We’ve checked and yes the golden arches will be open along with their delivery service on the first day of Chinese New Year, so fear not, you won’t starve. Do expect possible longer than usual wait times though given that most of the island is in a celebratory mood. It’s a good excuse to tuck into the “only available during Chinese New Year” twister fries and if you need a bag for your oranges when you go visit, you can consider purchasing the limited edition Prosperity Orange bag (Fries) at $5 with every delivery order.
Visit mcdelivery.com.sg for more information.
You may not be able get much choice on the first two days of Chinese New Year, but UberEATS is celebrating Chinese New Year in a big way here in Singapore with exclusive Hai Di Lao Hot Pots available for delivery on Monday (January 30). The value of the package will contain vegetables, meat and seafood for six people worth S$300, an UberEATS apron, UberEATS red packets, as well as a hot pot and cooker that is for keeps. The best part, it’s free if you are a new UberEATS user or a Standard Chartered card holder. For everyone else it’s still value for money at S$88, that is, if you can snag one, of course.
Orders can be made from 10am to 12pm with the relevant promo codes, but deliveries will only be made to areas UberEATS service, including the Central Business District, Serangoon, Bedok and Katong.
Visit uber.com for more information.
Run out of festive goodies or drinks because the guests to your home had a bigger appetite than you had imagined? If it’s too inconvenient to go to the nearest supermarket and haul them back, make an order online from Red Mart.
Using the Red Mart app, you can restock all the Chinese New Year supplies that you need. Just note that delivery timings are subject to availability at your chosen location and the earliest that they can deliver would be 24 hours after you make your order. The good news though is that Red Mart is still delivering on the 1st day of Chinese New Year, so if you want to surprise anyone with a truckload of Chinese New Year goodies appearing at their doorstep on 28 January, make your bookings now.
Visit redmart.com to make your order.